The Iroquois Steeplechase has been Nashville’s Rite of Spring since 1941, a time-honored tradition of Middle Tennesseans for seven decades. It’s rich history dates back to the pasture races in Middle Tennessee during the 1930’s,
creating a legacy that resonates within the Nashville community today.

Today, the Iroquois Steeplechase--run by the nonprofit, 501c3 organization The Volunteer State Horseman's Foundation--routinely attracts more than 25,000 to the Equestrian Center at Percy Warner Park in Nashville to watch the best horses and riders in the world.